January 7, 2019
KCDP Strategic Planning Meeting

We invite everyone to attend a strategic planning meeting for the Kendall County Democratic Party . We'll meet from 4:30-6:30pm on Saturday, January 12 in the Community Room at the Patrick Heath Public Library. (There will be activities for kids available.) This facilitated session will help us to organize our thoughts and make plans for 2019 and beyond. (See below for our agenda; we encourage you to write down your thoughts ahead of time and come ready to share your ideas.)

Snacks and refreshments will be available. Afterwards, we'll head over to Cibolo Brewing to relax and have more refreshments.

Please RSVP to Laura Bray if you can attend.

Boerne Area Democrats: First Meeting of 2019

We hope you can attend the first 2019 meeting of the Boerne Area Democrats on Thursday, January 10 at noon. Important note: We are now meeting at the Longhorn Cafe (339 S. Esser, second floor). You can call in your lunch order before arriving.

Our first meeting will focus on planning and programming for 2019, so come join us and let us have your thoughts!

Keep Looking for
Local Dems

Just because we’re past the election doesn’t mean we’ve stopped looking for local Dems! If you run into any “like minded people,” send their name and email address to Laura Bray so we can add them to our mailing list and into VAN as a “strong/lean Democrat.” We want to keep building that list into 2019 and beyond!
Donate Online!

We encourage you to donate to the Party online with the secure online donation site ActBlue (accessible from our  home page).

We need funds for mailings, advertising, and office supplies. We also want to build a "nest egg" so we are well funded going into the 2020 election season.

We especially encourage monthly donations to keep cash flowing in—even a small donation of $5/month helps! Thanks as always for your support.
Strategic Planning Session Agenda

We will hold two "brainstorming sessions." The first will address the 2018 Midterm election. The second will focus on planning for 2019 and 2020 elections.

Please prepare for the meeting: 
  • Review the topics before the meeting. 
  • Write down your thoughts.
  • Bring positive feedback.
  • Come prepared to share ideas.
  • Think “outside the box.” There are no dumb suggestions.

Brief Opening Remarks

Session 1: 2018 Midterm Election Activities

  • What activities worked and provided positive results?

  •  What challenges did we face as we reached out to Democrats?

Lessons Learned:
  • Should we make changes to how we handled contacting potential voters in the future?
  • Is there something that didn't work at all and should be eliminated?
  • Is there activities we should add in our effort to reach voters?
Session 2: 2019/2020 Preparation:
  • Increase name recognition and outreach in community?
  • Increase involvement in local issues?
  • Recruitment techniques 
  •    Candidates for local offices
  •    New Democrats
  •    Young People
  • Training?
  •    What more is needed?
  •    How do we encourage folks to take training?
  • Preparations needed for Primary?
  • Produce sustainability?
  • Grow Party?
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